Wireless Hype Getting Ahead Of Itself Again

from the calm-down-everyone... dept

The history of wireless technologies is filled with stories of technology that was hyped way beyond what it was ready to handle, from WAP to Bluetooth to 3G. While some had thought that the industry had learned its lessons on overhyping wireless technologies, with the news coming from recent conferences like 3GSM and CTIA this week, some are afraid that we’ve shifted back into overhype mode and (worse!) that people in the industry are starting to believe the hype that they’re spewing. It seems like this is the inevitable wireless hype cycle. Hype something up way beyond what it can do, deal with consumer backlash, declare the technology dead, and then watch it flourish.

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